Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.

Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.

Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.


Recent Articles
  • Tracking rain, storms across central Indiana

    Downpours are moving across central Indiana Thursday morning.  The heaviest of the rain now sliding toward Muncie.  A pocket of dry air will give Indianapolis a brief break early this morning but many more rounds of rain are expected. I saw a remarkable rain observation in Illinois just northwest of Terre Haute this morning.  In just 20 minutes they got almost an inch and a half of rain.  Wow!  If you have a rain gauge in your yard, I want […]

  • Storms possible for central Indiana late Wednesday

    Wednesday’s not looking too bad.  Mainly rain-free but humid.  Highs will again be in the mid to upper 80s.  After 6 p.m. we could have a few isolated storms–some strong–mainly south toward Bloomington. Highs will be pretty consistent with the last few days.  We’ll really feel the humidity drop Thursday. Scattered rain on and off throughout our Thursday.  These should be non-severe in central Indiana but could slow down the evening rush hour. The Colts/Bears game is this Saturday and […]

  • Strong storms expected in central Indiana Tuesday

    What a lovely view this morning!  We had isolated storms this morning but looking much nicer now that those have slid out of the city. Storms over Iowa have already produced 60 mph winds and one-inch hail this morning.  Those will slide into Illinois today, bringing a tornado threat there, and eventually getting to Indiana. Central Indiana’s main concern from today’s storms will be hail and also gusty winds. The Storm Prediction Center has the main tornado threat west of […]

  • Rain still possible Monday; more Tuesday

    The weekend storm brought more rain than we’ve had all month and actually the rainiest single day total since June 15.  We also had wind reports of 65 mph, 1 inch size hail, and power line damage. The strong storms have since exited the area and we’re left with just an isolated rain chance this afternoon.  Many dry hours are  expected, though.  The boundary to our north just lingers for days, keeping rain chances in our forecast today, tomorrow and […]

  • Tracking multiple rounds of rain coming

    Heat won’t be too bad for Friday but expect the oppressiveness to bump up as we get into the weekend. The edge of a warm front could pop a shower or two in north central Indiana Friday early afternoon but nothing widespread is expected. Most of us won’t see any of that rain at all. Saturday will start off stormy, but the afternoon should be pretty great. It’ll be humid but the sun will come out and rain chances are […]

  • Great Thursday forecast; heat pumps back in this weekend

    Still humid today but not as oppressive as yesterday.  Highs will be closer to average as we dip a little today.  We’ll also have a great, refreshing breeze out of the northwest. A passing shower cannot be ruled out for Thursday but chances are slim and most of the area will stay dry all day.  We will, however, deal with clouds today. Rain totals for Thursday are therefore minimal. Expect higher rain totals for this weekend, especially northern areas.  A […]

  • Foggy morning, isolated afternoon storm

    Visibility is low this morning because of increasingly dense fog.  Some schools are actually delaying the day’s start to keep the kids safe from drivers who will have a tough time seeing the road. Timothy Epley sent in this great fog photo out of Pittsboro today: An isolated storm is possible after 1 p.m. Nothing widespread or severe is expected.  Any rain will be brief and rain totals should only be about a tenth of an inch. Thursday and Friday […]

  • Severe threat gone but more rain still to come

    Widespread storms moved through Indiana overnight.  The lightning put on quite a show and many reported waking up to the sound of thunder at their windows.  The severe threat is now over and we’ll just be left with a few spotty showers as that low slides east. Most of the storm reports overnight came out of Illinois and that is where we definitely saw the heaviest rain along with reports of flooded roads and damaged power lines. The National Weather […]

  • Storms return to central Indiana Monday and may turn severe

    Lots going on in the Plains and moving into the Midwest Monday morning.  Some 65 mph wind gusts were reported in Kansas overnight and Sunday evening there was a tornado report in Nebraska.  St. Louis being woken up too early with tons of thunder. We will see isolated non-severe showers Monday morning, especially northwest of the city.  Monday night’s storms are the ones we want to watch for the severe threat.  Gusty winds will be the main concern but all […]

  • Great weekend forecast; tracking temps

    We’re on the backside of a cold front now so the humidity level is dropping quite a bit and we’re going to feel really comfortable.  High pressure is going to push out clouds and leave us nice and sunny this Friday with dry weather sticking through the weekend. Thursday’s high was above average at 90 degrees but today will be closer to what we consider normal as we top off at 83. We’ll be in the 70s all evening, not […]

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